Salisbury kicks off the 2013 FREDDY©Season with Little Shop of Horrors Nov 9-11; Lehigh Valley Christian HS joins program for first time
The State Theatre in Easton announces the 2013 FREDDY© Awards program, recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theatre in high schools of Lehigh & Northampton counties and Warren County, NJ. The 2013 ceremony will be broadcast live on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com on Thursday, May 23rd at 7 PM.
Salisbury Senior High School will present the first FREDDY© musical of the season with Little Shop of Horrors, November 9, 10 @ 7:30PM and November 11 @ 2PM in the high school auditorium at 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown, PA 18103 . Ticket ordering information call 610-462-1793 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To date 28 schools have indicated they plan to participate in the 2013 Program. A list of the participating schools is attached and can also be found at http://freddyawards.org/schools .
Lehigh Valley Christian High School will be joining the program for the first time. The majority of high schools present spring musicals, generally February – May. A complete list of 2013 participating high schools will be released in January.
Now in its 11th year, the FREDDY© Awards broadcast has been honored two regional EMMY Awards, in 2005 & 2011, and has also received 2 additional EMMY Nominations, 6 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, including the 2008 Award for Outstanding Television Program Designed for Children, and 3 Associated Press Awards for Public Affairs. The 2008 FREDDY© program was the subject of a feature-length film documentary, Most Valuable Players, by Canyon Back Films, Los Angeles. Released in 2010, the documentary is part of Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) documentary film club which premiered in 2011.
For information on the FREDDY© Awards visit www.freddyawards.org.
The State Theatre invites the Lehigh Valley and Warren County communities to become involved with the FREDDY© Awards by becoming corporate sponsors, through media or promotional support, or by volunteering their time and expertise. Corporations, regardless of size, are encouraged to participate, and corporate sponsorships will be available on many levels. For sponsorship information, contact Denise Smith, Vice President, Development, at 610-258-7766 x223 email@example.com or visit www.freddyawards.org